Comodoro Rivadavia–Buenos Aires Pipeline

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The Comodoro Rivadavia–Buenos Aires Pipeline is a natural gas pipeline in Argentina.

Location

The pipeline runs from Cañadon Seco (Santa Cruz province) to Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut province) to Llavallol on the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Municipalities along the pipeline's route include Pampa Castillo, Trelew, San Antonio Oeste, General Conesa, Río Colorado, Bahía Blanca, Coronel Pringles, Laprida, Azul, Las Flores, San Miguel del Monte and Cañuelas.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transportadora de Gas del Sur[2]
  • Owner: Transportadora de Gas del Sur[2]
  • Current capacity: 35 million cubic feet per day (1 million cubic meters per day)[3]
  • Length: 1800 km / 1118 mi[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1949[3]

Background

Created under the presidency of Juan Perón, the Comodoro Rivadavia-Buenos Aires Pipeline was Argentina's first major pipeline project and one of the world's longest pipelines at the time of its commissioning.[3] Construction of the original 1704-kilometer section of pipeline began in February 1947[4], and the project was officially inaugurated in December 1949.[5] In 1965 the pipeline was extended nearly 100 km south from Comodoro Rivadavia to Cañadon Seco on Argentina's Atlantic coast.[3] The pipeline ranges in diameter from 25 cm (10") to 30 cm (12") and serves the provinces of Santa Cruz, Chubut, Rio Negro, Neuquén, and Buenos Aires.[1]

The pipeline was originally owned and operated by Argentina's state-owned Gas del Estado, Since 1992, it has been owned by TGS (Transportadora de Gas del Sur), which was established on December 28, 1992 as part of the privatization of the Argentinian energy sector.

Starting in 1970, use of the Comodoro Rivadavia-Buenos Aires pipeline was scaled back following construction of the larger, parallel San Martín Pipeline.[5][6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rolando, Enrique (August 2010). "El gas que llegó del frío: La construcción del gasoducto Comodoro Rivadavia-Buenos Aires" (PDF). Petrotecnia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "TGS". www.tgs.com.ar. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 López, Ing. Marcelo R. (2014). "REDES DE TRANSPORTE DE GAS NATURAL: Optimización de la logística de abastecimiento Argentina [2014-2030]" (PDF). CEARE (Centro de Estudios de la Actividad Regulatoria Energética).
  4. "El Gasoducto "Presidente Perón" Entre Comodoro Rivadavia y Buenos Aires" (PDF). Cincuentenario de Comodoro Rivadavia. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "El gran gasoducto y su significado histórico". Agencia CNA. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  6. "Evolución Histórica de los Sistemas de Transmisión de Gas Natural de la República Argentina Año 1972" (PDF). Enargas. 1972.

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